Thanks to Donny, I Ride Again

Sat Nov 06, 2004 10:00 pm

My Cub became a problem tractor in mid-summer. One day it was running fine and the next day it failed to start. Over the course of 2-3 days, I got it running well enough to complete my mowing but it had very little power. It then went into a no-start mode. Over a period of several weeks, I cleaned and re-gapped the plugs, then installed new plugs, new plug and mag wires, new points and condenser and drained and replaced the gas. I had never timed a mag but got lots of experience in that line too. Two great Cub friends, Donny M. and hr's 49 cub, graciously volunteered to meet at my place and fix the tractor. To do so would have required several hours drive for each and I didn't feel that I should cause them to give up their limited family time. I have often been told that "practice makes perfect" but it became very evident, during the next few weeks, that my skills as a tractor mechanic showed no improvement. Donny came by today, determined to have the tractor running before he left. He is much too nice to say so, but I suspect that he spent quite a bit of time correcting problems which I created during the weeks when I was trying to fix it myself. Donny accomplished what he came to do. When he left, the Cub was running like Cubs are supposed to run. It is great to have friends, especially friends who give their time and their knowledge to make our lives more enjoyable. Thanks again, Donny. Some day, some way, I hope that I can help you as you have helped me. Dan+

Sat Nov 06, 2004 10:07 pm

I'll be he smeared dielectric grease all over it! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Sat Nov 06, 2004 10:11 pm

He did mention dielectric grease a time or two today. Dan

Sat Nov 06, 2004 10:11 pm

Is t here anothe type grease?

Sat Nov 06, 2004 10:22 pm

Dan, welcome to the ranks of those who have received much needed help from great members of the best forum in the world.

Sat Nov 06, 2004 11:02 pm


Over the past two years or so I have come to know many of our fellow Cubbers who constantly give of themselves in any way that they can. Many names come to mind, but suffice to say at the moment, that Donny epitomizes all that is good and wonderful about the people who haunt this forum.

Nowhere in all my travels be it in the military, around the world with my Amateur Radio friends or just as a tourist, have I met so many wonderful people as I have on this forum.

These people are who make this the Very Best Forum on the Net and the greatest place to call our internet home :!:

Sun Nov 07, 2004 9:05 am

Many of us feel the same way as Rudi but he expresses it better.
Rudi has Literary Prowess

Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:11 pm

Awe shucks fellas :oops: :oops: all I did is wave a tube of DC4 in front of the tractor and the rain cap started bouncing with fear :lol: :lol:

Dan forgot to mention the set of rear cultivators that he gave me. And the great ham sandwhich and assorted other goodies that were placed in the front seat of my truck.

I'm glad to have been a help. Is the tractor still running :?: :lol: :lol: 8)

I hope this doesn't ruin my reputation :lol: :lol: :lol: This is a lot like Bigdog giving back the tractors he's confiscated :lol: :lol: :lol: 8)

Sun Nov 07, 2004 5:38 pm

Enjoyable topic and posts. Thanks, fellow cubbers, for the pleasant reading :!:

Sun Nov 07, 2004 6:53 pm

Donny: I started the cub two or three times today. It started easily and ran good. I haven't had time to take it for a drive but am confident that it will perform very well. Dan

Sun Nov 07, 2004 7:50 pm

Glad to hear it Dan :!: :!: Now you need to tackle the governor :!: 8)

Sun Nov 07, 2004 8:10 pm

Yes, I have a doctor's appointment in Monroe this week but will adjust the governor when we return to Waldo. Dan

Mon Nov 08, 2004 8:10 am

It's killing me. What did it take to get it running good?

I might need this info sometime. Way to go Donny!

Mon Nov 08, 2004 11:08 am

Ken: I am going to let Donny supply the information. He can provide a more complete answer than I could give. Dan